The following sample letters have been created to make your life easier. Each sample letter has example information in each necessary field. This is to be used as a guide. You should always keep a copy of any letter for your own records.
Special Education Letters
Sample MOU This memo should be used to formalize any verbal agreement with any school person.
FERPA view records
Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
FERPA change in school records
Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information. http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
Homeless Eligibility Letter Eligibility Dispute letter for families appealing a determination of ineligibility.
Homeless Best Placement Dispute Letter Letter for families wanting to dispute a “school best placement” determination.
Michigan High School Athletic Association letter for homeless Michigan High School Athletic Association Letter for students being denied an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activity due to school transfer timelines.